I know a lot of you out there might be just like me. I work a full time office job, so how do I find time for myself to blog and film videos? I ask myself this a lot of the time too.
I always get asked a lot if I would like to be a full time blogger. The answer is of course yes. It is my dream to become a full times blogger, after reading DizzyBrunette’s blog for a couple of years, I finally took the plunge to start one. Although I know it is super hard to get to that stage, it will always be a massive goal for me, and I hope to one day be able to say ‘Blogging is my job.’
Like I said, I work a full time office job, but my hours aren’t the classic 9-5. I actually do shift hours, on alternative weeks. I really like this pattern as it allows me to made some spare time to do some extra blogging. One week I will do 7am-3.30pm (which is so hard to wake up for half5!) but being able to leave work early and get home for 4pm is a god send. Even thought I am normally super tired, I try to get a few bits done in this time wether it be take some blog photos, film a video or even do some household chores.
On my late shift, I work 9.30am-6pm. Which isn’t really late is it? I also really like this shift as I am able to wake up at about 7am, and still have enough time without rushing to do a couple of jobs, but these will normally be some household chores rather than any blogging. On my late shift, I tend to leave doing any of my blogging and filming until the weekend as I find it harder to find the time in the week, so I try to leave the weekends free when I am on lates.
You may think, well who helps me with my blog photos, or filming etc. Most of the time my mum will help me. I always take her out with me to different locations to either film or take pictures. I like doing this with my mum as I get to spend time with her at the same time. I think she actually really enjoys it too! It’s a nice little mother/daughter bonding time. We usually go and get a costa coffee on the way home too, which is always a bonus.
My boyfriend, Ryan, will help me but only when I don’t really have another choice. He doesn’t mind helping me, he always will, but he feels uncomfortable doing so as he claims he doesn’t know what the hell he is doing. But he actually does a really great job!
I’m not going to lie, I do find it really difficult to tackle both. Blogging takes up a lot of time and effort, and not everybody understands what it takes, especially if you are really passionate about blogging and making the best content you possibly can.
Sometimes I do miss an upload, or struggle and think I’m not good enough. But then I have to remind myself – I’m not a full time blogger. I don’t have all day everyday to plan, create amazing content and live my life. I am doing the best I can, and I am proud of what I do. Not everyone can do what you can do.
I hope this post helped you guys out,
Love always, G x